Unlike Broca's Aphasia patients, they are not aware of their speech problems. We talked about Wernickes aphasia also known as fluent aphasia which causes comprehension difficulties. For example, people can talk in sentences that do not have any meaning and say words that don't make any sense. We also talked about Brocas aphasia also known as non-fluent aphasia which causes people to have a hard time with direction and prepositions. People with Brocas aphasia have trouble using connecting words for their sentences and understanding the order of the words in a... ... middle of paper ... ...thout connections or flow between them.
The Role of the Neurologist: The role of the Neurologist is to diagnose and come up with a plan of action for the patient, depending on what is wrong with the patient. The Neurologist can order test for the patient to see what is wrong and what needs to be done. These tests can include but are not limited to blood test, CT scan, or MRI scan. The Neurologist works with the Neurosurgeon and instructs him or her on what to do during the surgery. Patient can get referred to Neurologist for many reasons but most often the patient symptoms are intracranial pressure (headaches) and/ or dizzy spells.
Then they stitch the loose end of the wires under the skin and attach it to the pacemaker device, which is fixed near the collarbone. In some cases it may be implante... ... middle of paper ... ...rchers found that when Parkinson's patients received brain stimulation, they had trouble making hard decisions. ? Because the brain can shift slightly during surgery, there is the possibility that the electrodes can become displaced or dislodged this might cause some problems such as personality changes. ?
(Kalat, 2005) The principal signs of aphasia are impairments in the ability to express oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing. Aphasia is most often the result of stroke or head injury, but can also occur in other neurological disorders, such as brain tumor or Alzheimer's disease. The effects of aphasia differ from person to person, and can sometimes b... ... middle of paper ... ...areas of the brain. Unfortunately my client’s condition has not improved from the help of these professionals, and treatments for him are almost to a stand still or non-existent. Works Cited Aphasia.org (2005).
However, a stroke occurring in any portion of the brain can also lead to aphasia. Particularly after stroke, patients experience a phenomenon known as Global aphasia. Global aphasia is the most severe type of aphasia and patient’s are usually unable to recognize any words and are not able to... ... middle of paper ... ... would be able to target the specific areas of this patient that are incapable of producing language and could then look into those specific regions of the brain to discover what it leading to these defects in processing. Intensive therapy would also be required to enhance the patient’s language abilities and general speech abilities. Works Cited Davis, G. Albyin.
Hypochondriasis is a mental illness wherein an individual is preoccupied with the fear of having or the idea of having a serious disease. It involves the misunderstanding of bodily symptoms. The sensations of most hypochondriacs are intense and disturbing, leading to incorrectly connecting the symptoms to a serious disease. It said that hypochondria is caused by a patients excessive worrying with having or developing a disease. Often these patients seek medical attention, but a doctor's reassurance does not help the situation.
Confusion will be obvious in trying to remember where they are or what they are doing. When Alzheimer’s gets worse, the person will start to notice having trouble in speaking and will also have changes in mood and possibly weird movements. Also, symptoms of Alzheimer's is not recognizing familiar places, faces ... ... middle of paper ... ...can effect many people. It usually effects people that have had parents that have had Alzheimer's. It effects during the older onset between age 65 and older.
Articulation disorders may affect the way a person or child communicates with a person. Some of the causes of this disorder have to do with neurological disorders, physical impairments such as cleft lip or palate or vocal abuse. However, this is just a narrow list of causes, and occasionally articulation disorder is unknown. If someone has been diagnosed with articulation disorder, then they will be referred to a speech language pathologist. They will help your child with articulator placement such as the tongue, lips, and teeth.
It can also be psychogenic, in which its cause is related to a mental illness, or developmental, meaning that the individual had a genetic predisposition to stutter. Due to its complex etiology, determining the proper treatment for stuttering is often complicated. Many researchers and speech-language pathologists have come up with different techniques; however, which is the most reliable? Prior to beginning any form of stuttering treatment, the clinician must first work to reduce the client’s negative attitude, if present, towards their stuttering. Although many would not view this as effective treatment, negative emotions and environmental stressors can actually worsen disfluencies, causing the individual to anticipate and fear speaking.
(www. Neurologychannel.com) A neurologist can also prescribe medications to treat diseases or may refer a person to a neurological surgeon if surgical treatment is needed. (www.my.webmd.com) Most of their patients are referred to them by other doctors who suspect their patients problem/s are neurologically related. Unsure as to exactly what neurological problem their patients are afflicted with, neurologists act as a kind of medical detective and work to figure out what the neurological problem is, what brain structure is implicated in the problem, where in that brain structure the problem is based, the severity of the problem, its future implications, and how the problem can be treated (Phone interview conducted with Licensed Nurse Practitioner and Neurological Specialist Douglas Lucas 4/05). This ‘detective work’ is done through a careful screening process.